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2016 Southern Forest Products Export Conference Early Registration Deadline- Monday, SEPT. 26

09/24/2016 -


Forest Products Expo Conference Flyer       Southern Forest Products Export Conference Agenda

Through sponsorship from Tennessee Wood Products, we are excited to offer $500 in travel support to a representative from your company to attend the 2016 Southern Forest Products Export Conference in Charleston, SC on Oct. 17-18. The conference offers the opportunity to connect southern state wood-using industries and experts on international trade of forest products, learn about developed and emerging markets, and explore resources available for initiating and developing business abroad.

The focus of the two-day meeting will be on the key global markets where Southern forest products can compete. World-class speakers are lined up to address market conditions in key countries and share the experiences of successful exporters covering a variety of forest products. A detailed conference agenda is attached.

As a value-added service of the Tennessee Wood Products branding initiative, sponsorship of attendance at these types of conferences supports the exchange of valuable information and education to brand participants. Outreach of this type helps participants grow their businesses, which, as a result, strengthens the overall Tennessee wood-using industry by increasing market opportunities.

We are offering travel support of $500 for up to 10 participating Tennessee Wood Products businesses or supporting partners (port owners/operators, county economic development officials, etc.). The $175 conference registration ($200 with selected field tour) will be included in the $500 sponsorship, and the remaining $325 ($300) will be reimbursable through a participant provided invoice detailing travel expenses incurred during the dates of the conference. Qualifying expenses need to meet State of Tennessee Travel Regulations. 

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The deadline for early registration is Monday, September 26, so time is short. Contact Tim Phelps at your earliest convenience if you are interested in attending this very informative conference.

Tim R. Phelps


Tim phelps | Forestry Communications & Outreach Unit Leader
Division of Forestry

Ellington Agricultural Center, Bruer Bldg.
406 Hogan Rd., Nashville, TN  37220
p. 615-837-5543 c. 615-428-5913

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